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Genre Grandeur – Amelie (2001) – Sweet Archive

Hey, hey… Derivative Work Films, anyone? Well, here they are, wrapped in a beautiful bundle. My contribution is Amélie . Of course, anytime I can watch this film and review it, I will! Enjoy 🙂


deriviativeFor this month’s first review for Genre Grandeur – Derivative Work Films, here’s a review of Amelie (2001) by Reut of Sweet Archive.

Thanks again to Summer of Serendipitous Anachronisms for choosing this month’s very unique genre.

Here’s Summer to explain her choice:

Basically it is anything based or inspired by pre-existing source

for example:

Amelie takes its relationships from the Luncheon of the Boating Party

The Magnificent Seven is borrowed from the Seven Samurai

Sunday in the Park with George is based on painting by George Seurat

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead is loosely based on Hamlet

My Own Private Idaho borrows from Henry the IV

Cosi is about a director directing the musical Cosi Fan Tutti

Pride Prejudice and Zombies borrows from Pride and Prejudice

Clueless borrows from the novel Emma

Monty Python and the Holy Grail borrows from the Arthurian Legend

Basically a film that borrows from pre-existing…

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2 thoughts on “Genre Grandeur – Amelie (2001) – Sweet Archive

  1. I wouldn’t know where to start when it comes to reviewing this film. Its like a piece of art that stays in your mind long after you’ve seen it. I remember going to see Amélie with no expectations, then being TOTALLY blown away. I love it when that happens!

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    1. I agree, Paul. This film always inspires me. There’s something fantastical about it that always leaves you with a good taste. I can watch it forever and ever. 🙂


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